Thursday, August 25, 2016

Types of Sentences

Hello Parents! We have been working with different types of sentences in English. Your children have these definitions in their spiral notebooks, but in case you want a reference at home, here is a chart with the same information. Hope this helps!
For some extra fun...

Looking to Practice Rounding?

We worked on rounding today in class and the students did a great job! I am posting lesson sequence and a rhyme that might help your child at home in case they are still working on finishing their assignment or if you would like to continue to practice with them. Here is how it was taught in class:

Step 1: Find your place value and underline the digit. (If it asks to round to the nearest ten, find the "tens" place, if it asks to round to the nearest hundred, find the "hundreds" place, if it asks to round to the nearest thousand, find the "thousands" place.
Step 2: Look at the neighbor directly to the right and determine if it is 4 or less or 5 or more. If the number is less than 4, the underlined digit remains the same. If it is 5 or more, the underlined digit changes by adding 1. Remember our rhyme! 4 or less, digit to the left stays the same, 5 or more, digit the left makes a change.
Step 3: Once you figure out your underlined place value, ALL digits to the right change to "0."

Hope this helps! You can also go to this SITE and play some games that will help rounding to the nearest 10 and 100. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Thank You!

I was so happy to see such a wonderful turn out at our Parent Night. Thank you to everyone that attended. I hope I was able to answer any questions, but you can always refer to the Parents section to review the classroom procedures. If you ever need anything, please don't hesitate to contact me. Thank you again. Looking forward to our year together!


Hello Families!
We invite you to join us in praying the Rosary every Thursday at 8:45 a.m. The third grade classes visit the Prayer Garden or the Chapel each Thursday to offer prayer intentions for our families and community. Please feel free to join us in prayer either physically or spiritually.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Shurley Parent Booklet

Hello Parents! We are continuing this year with the Shurley Method Program as part of our English Curriculum. We have begun discussing the proper elements necessary to a sentence's structure, as well as synonyms and antonyms. We will soon begin classifying each part of a sentence with the appropriate part of speech. We are also very fortunate this year to have Mrs. Guebara, who is also our librarian, serve as a Shurley Method Specialist and provide an intervention period twice a week for the class. This extra time will enhance their knowledge of the subject. I am also including a link to a Parent Help Booklet for Level 3, so that you may see how the program will work this year and how you can add extra support at home for your child. I hope this helps throughout the year!

Place Value to the Hundred Thousands Place

Here is a great video and chart that reteaches how we learned place value in class. Hopefully this helps with homework and reinforcement.

Synonym and Antonyms